What If My Dangerous Dog Bites Someone Who Is Attempting To Enter My Property Illegally Or Commit A Crime?

If your dog, whether it is considered dangerous or not, bites someone who is attempting to enter your property illegally or commit another crime animal control cannot detain the animal for possible termination. Additionally, you generally will not be liable for any injuries to the person trespassing on your property or attempting to commit a crime. However, there are exceptions.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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